Author : Hannah Kent
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Little, Brown
ISBN : 9780316243902
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Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tv=ti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard. Riveting and rich with lyricism, Burial Rites evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?

Author : Hannah Kent
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
ISBN : 9781447233183
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*Devotion, the new novel from Hannah Kent, is out now!* 'Outstanding' – Madeline Miller - The Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist - The Guardian First Book Award Shortlist - The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Shortlist Iceland, 1829 – Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of her lover. Agnes is sent to wait out her final months on the farm of district officer Jón Jónsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderer in their midst, the family avoid contact with Agnes. Only Tóti, the young assistant priest appointed Agnes’s spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her. As the year progresses and the hardships of rural life force the household to work side by side, Agnes’s story begins to emerge and with it the family’s terrible realization that all is not as they had assumed. Based on actual events, Burial Rites is an astonishing and moving novel about the truths we claim to know and the ways in which we interpret what we’re told. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland’s formidable landscape, in which every day is a battle for survival, and asks, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others? Inspired by a true story, Burial Rites is perfect for fans of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood and The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. 'Sublime' – Sunday Telegraph 'One of the most gripping, intriguing and unique books I’ve read this year' – Kate Mosse

Author : Hannah Kent
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Picador Australia
ISBN : 9781743287910
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The multi-award winning debut bestseller from the author of The Good People, with new novel Devotion coming soon. In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait on the farm of District Officer Jon Jonsson and his family, who are horrified and avoid Agnes. Only Toti, the young assistant reverend appointed as Agnes's spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her. As the summer months fall away to winter, Agnes's story begins to emerge. And as the days to her execution draw closer, the question burns: did she or didn't she? Based on a true story, Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about freedom and the ways we will risk everything for love. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's formidable landscape, and asks: how can one woman endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others? WINNER FOR INDIE AWARDS 2014 WINNER FOR VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2014 WINNER FOR FAW CHRISTINA STEAD AWARD 2014 WINNER ABA NIELSEN BOOKDATA BOOKSELLERS' CHOICE AWARD 2014 WINNER FOR ABIA LITERARY FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 WINNER FOR SMH BEST YOUNG AUSTRALIAN NOVELIST 2014 WINNER FOR ABIA/BOOKTOPIA PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2014 WINNER FOR DAVITT AWARDS DEBUT FICTION 2014 WINNER FOR DAVITT AWARDS READER'S CHOICE 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2013 SHORTLISTED FOR NIB WAVERLEY AWARD FOR LITERATURE 2013 SHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR ALS GOLD MEDAL 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR VOSS LITERARY AWARD 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2014 Praise for Burial Rites 'Burial Rites is an accomplished gem, its prose as crisp and sparkling as its northern setting' - Geraldine Brooks 'Burial Rites is beautiful and compelling . . . it's the announcement of a writer to watch.' - Guardian 'A gripping tale.' - New York Times 'Kent is to be commended for being drawn to a story and a character rather than any narrow cultural agenda. Burial Rites is far removed from us in time and place and, ironically, this fact makes it an intimate experience.' - Sydney Morning Herald 'The most talked about Australian debut novel in years.' - Australian 'An outstandingly good debut . . . I found myself spellbound . . . Kent has done a great deal of research and transformed its results into a work of art.' - Literary Review 'A taut, atmospheric tale, compellingly told' - Irish Independent 'A story of swirling sagas, poetry...Holds an exhilaration that borders on the sublime.' - Sunday Telegraph 'Kent is an Australian, but her beautiful first novel has the extraordinary setting of Iceland in the 1820s . . . a wonderfully strange and haunting story.' - The Times 'One of the best "Scandinavian" crime novels I have read . . . Hannah Kent's prose is extraordinarily terse and precise as she tells the story from several different viewpoints . . . and the cruelty of human beings is described with vivid intensity. Yet the beauty and fascination of this way of life is movingly portrayed, as is the spirit of its highly literate people. Kent's immersion in Icelandic lore seems total, though she came from the other side of the world. Great stories are universal.' - Independent 'Burial Rites is a debut of rare sophistication and beauty' - Observer 'A remarkable achievement . . . Burial Rites will stand comparison with Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang.' - Sunday Times 'So gripping I wanted to rush through the pages, but so beautifully written I wanted to linger over every sentence. Hannah Kent's debut novel is outstanding.' - Madeline Miller

Author : Charlotte Rogan
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Reagan Arthur Books
ISBN : 9780316202848
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The sinking of an ocean liner leaves a newly married woman battling for survival in this powerful debut novel. Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it? The Lifeboat is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes.

Author : Hannah Kent
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Little, Brown
ISBN : 9780316243933
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From the author of Burial Rites, "a literary novel with the pace and tension of a thriller that takes us on a frightening journey towards an unspeakable tragedy."-Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water Based on true events in nineteenth century Ireland, Hannah Kent's startling new novel tells the story of three women, drawn together to rescue a child from a superstitious community. Nora, bereft after the death of her husband, finds herself alone and caring for her grandson Micheal, who can neither speak nor walk. A handmaid, Mary, arrives to help Nora just as rumors begin to spread that Micheal is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley. Determined to banish evil, Nora and Mary enlist the help of Nance, an elderly wanderer who understands the magic of the old ways. Set in a lost world bound by its own laws, THE GOOD PEOPLE is Hannah Kent's startling new novel about absolute belief and devoted love. Terrifying, thrilling and moving in equal measure, this follow-up to Burial Rites shows an author at the height of her powers.

Author : Anne Berry
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
ISBN : 9781554689088
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Alice Safford, troubled daughter of a leading figure in Hong Kong’s colonial government, explores the site of an old army hospital. The “hungry ghost” of a young Chinese girl, murdered during the Island’s Japanese occupation 25 years earlier, awaits her in the morgue’s shadows. The perfect host for the parasite, Alice returns with the ghost to the family’s luxury home on The Peak. Here, the lethal mix of the two, entangled in the Safford family’s web of dark secrets and desperate lies, unleashes chaos. As successive tragedies engulf Alice, her ghostly entourage swells alarmingly. She flees to England, then France, in a bid to escape the past, only to find her unwanted spirits have accompanied her. It seems the peace she longs for will prove far more elusive than she could ever have imagined. With its dazzling array of characters, human and spectral, and the numerous twists and turns in their fortunes, The Hungry Ghosts is a rich feast for the imagination, marking the debut of a storyteller of the very highest rank.

Author : Tom Jackman
Genre : True Crime
Publisher : Pinnacle Books
ISBN : 0786005203
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Written by Tom Jackman, the local investigative journalist who covered the story, and Troy Cole, the chief investigating officer, "Rites of Burial" tells the gruesome true story of Robert Berdella, a serial killer whose inhuman crimes of murder and dismemberment might have served to inspire Jeffrey Dahmer's Milwaukee slaughter. Photos.

Author : Church Publishing
Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN : 9780898695397
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These authorized rites are intended to be a supplement to the burial services in the Book of Common Prayer, adding a rich variety of material from many sources, including prayers for one who has died in military service, for one of unknown faith, for an unbeliever, and for a member of an inter-faith family. All of the major pastoral issues of the Prayer Book rites are addressed from the reception of the body to the consecration of the grave and the interment but with a freshness of language in new texts that the speak to contemporary sensibilities. CONTENTS Introduction with planning information Two vigil rites before a funeral Rites for the reception of the body Collects, prayers and readings for the burial service, including a celebration of the Eucharist Rites of committal Burial of one who does not profess the Christian faith Additional prayers Committal at a crematory A service of remembrance Suggested hymns and songs

Author : Hannah Kent
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
ISBN : 9781509863907
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'A glorious love story' – Sarah Winman, author of Still Life 'Extraordinarily daring . . . a remarkable novel, an almost visionary celebration of the death-defying power of the women’s love' - Sunday Times 1836, Prussia. Hanne is nearly fifteen and the domestic world of womanhood is quickly closing in on her. A child of nature, she yearns instead for the rush of the river, the wind dancing around her. Hanne finds little comfort in the local girls and friendship doesn't come easily, until she meets Thea and she finds in her a kindred spirit and finally, acceptance. Hanne's family are Old Lutherans, and in her small village hushed worship is done secretly - this is a community under threat. But when they are granted safe passage to Australia, the community rejoices: at last a place they can pray without fear, a permanent home. Freedom. It's a promise of freedom that will have devastating consequences for Hanne and Thea, but, on that long and brutal journey, their bond proves too strong for even nature to break . . . From the bestselling author of Burial Rites and The Good People, Devotion is a stunning story of girlhood and friendship, faith and suspicion, and the impossible lengths we go to for the ones we love. 'Exquisite . . . it's taken root in my heart' – Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies 'So beautiful and so raw . . . Impossibly good' – Evie Wyld, author of The Bass Rock

Author : Leor Halevi
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Columbia University Press
ISBN : 9780231137430
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In this probing study of death rites, Leor Halevi plays prescriptive texts against material culture, advancing a new way of interpreting the origins of Islam. He shows how religious scholars produced codes of funerary law to create new social patterns in the cities of Arabia, Mesopotamia, and the eastern Mediterranean. They distinguished Islamic from Christian, Jewish and Zoroastrian rites; and they changed the way men and women interacted publicly and privately. Each chapter explores a different layer of human interaction, following the movement of the corpse from the deathbed to the grave. Highlighting economic and political factors, as well as key religious and sexual divisions, Halevi forges a fascinating link between the development of funerary rites and the efforts of an emerging religion to carve its own distinct identity. Muhammad's Grave is a groundbreaking history of the rise of Islam and the roots of contemporary Muslim attitudes toward the body and society.